Oscar winning screen legend Al Pacino is confirmed to attend the 10th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Ireland’s largest film event, which takes place from the 16th-26th February 2012.
The veteran Hollywood actor-turned-director will present the Irish premiere of his latest project and personal obsesssion Wilde Salome. A fascinating documentary which delves into the world of one of Ireland’s greatest writers Oscar Wilde, it is an arresting onscreen celebration of Dublin’s storytelling heritage.
Speaking about the announcement, Festival Director Gráinne Humphreys said: “as a cinemagoer, I have long admired the ambition and range of Al Pacino's film career, which has created such an indelible legacy on world cinema. A provocateur, an innovator and a consummate artist who has created some of the most iconic characters in movie history, he is also a film director driven by his personal passions. The festival is honoured to present the Irish premiere of Wilde Salome – a new film by one of the world's greatest screen actors.”
Ireland’s foremost film event, the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival will be celebrating its 10th year this coming February, with a varied and absorbing programme of over 130 feature films, documentaries, shorts and events spanning an action packed 11 days. The full programme will be announced in early February.
About WILDE SALOME
Referred to by actor/director Al Pacino as his ‘most personal project ever’, the unconventional feature documentary Wilde Salome invites audiences into Pacino’s private world, as he explores the complexities of Oscar Wilde’s notorious 1891 play Salome, Wilde himself and the birth of a rising star, in actress Jessica Chastain (who subsequently starred in The Debt and The Help).
The film offers an unprecedented behind the scenes look at Pacino’s odyssey. Pacino directs and also stars as King Herod in this compelling blend of footage from a documentary on Wilde's life, scenes of a reading of the play in Los Angeles and a film version of the play.
Pacino's raw exploration in Wilde Salome is one of obsession, determination, commitment and above all, passion. Wilde Salome is unlike any other documentary, a profound vision that explores religion, literature, politics, violence and sexuality from one of the world's greatest artists – Dublin writer, Oscar Wilde.Discussion